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Parents’ Views of a Classroom and Closed-Road Post-License Driving Program for Teen Drivers, Guard Your Life

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Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
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BMW Performance Center, Greer, SC 29651, USA
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Safety 2020, 6(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety6040056
Received: 28 September 2020 / Revised: 2 December 2020 / Accepted: 16 December 2020 / Published: 18 December 2020
In the US, teenage drivers have an increased risk of being involved in crashes. To address this, post-license advanced driving programs have emerged. This study gains parents’ perspectives while observing their teens’ involvement in a post-license driving program focused on a hands-on introduction to emergency braking, skid recovery and the dangers of distracted driving. Parents completed a survey after the program, and for comparison purposes, the teens also completed a survey at the end of the program. While the parents only observed the program, the results revealed that most learned useful information and would consider additional training for themselves. Almost all teens and parents reported anticipating changing their driving behaviors, specifically by reducing distractions, having a heightened awareness and changing their driving position. These results suggest that parents benefited from simply observing the class. View Full-Text
Keywords: parent attitudes; teen drivers; defensive driving; emergency braking; skid recovery; distractions parent attitudes; teen drivers; defensive driving; emergency braking; skid recovery; distractions
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Mims, L.; Brooks, J.O.; Jenkins, C.; Schwambach, B.; Gubitosa, D. Parents’ Views of a Classroom and Closed-Road Post-License Driving Program for Teen Drivers, Guard Your Life. Safety 2020, 6, 56.

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Mims L, Brooks JO, Jenkins C, Schwambach B, Gubitosa D. Parents’ Views of a Classroom and Closed-Road Post-License Driving Program for Teen Drivers, Guard Your Life. Safety. 2020; 6(4):56.

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Mims, Lauren; Brooks, Johnell O.; Jenkins, Casey; Schwambach, Breno; Gubitosa, Daniel. 2020. "Parents’ Views of a Classroom and Closed-Road Post-License Driving Program for Teen Drivers, Guard Your Life" Safety 6, no. 4: 56.

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